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Motors/​Motion Control

Learn about the growing surgical robot market. See examples of surgical robots, including autonomous and computer-assisted technologies.

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Products: Design
Product Focus: Motors & Motion Control 2023
White Papers: Motion Control
Producing a Superior Roller Guide

In comparison to presently available linear guides, the EXRAIL® slide guide provides smoother movement, higher load capacity and damping. It uses multiple small diameter needle rollers–it has more rollers...

Features: Medical
Aging populations, increased preventative care, and the recent pandemic are driving growth in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and agriculture industries.
R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
The garments will contain sealed, airtight regions that can inflate, making them temporarily rigid and providing the force for movement.
Products: Materials
Fuse Clips

Keystone Electronics Corp., New Hyde Park, NY, offers UL-recognized fuse clips with end stops to ensure safety and design integrity. Available for use with 1AG through 8AG size cylindrical glass...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Stretchable Film

A stretchable film from Toray, Tokyo, Japan, builds on the company’s technology to deliver circuit mounts that offer exceptional resistance value stability. REACTIS is...

Technology Leaders: Motion Control

The primary aim for Harmonic Bionics is to empower patients and care providers by designing intelligent technology that facilitated a data-driven treatment protocol...

Technology Leaders: Motion Control

Biologic drugs change the way the human immune system responds to numerous diseases and conditions. These drugs have revolutionized disease treatments and offer hope to many...

Products: Motion Control
Compact Digital Microscope

Vision Engineering, New Milford, CT, has launched a new, compact digital microscope for a wide range of applications. The VE Cam digital microscope is available in two variants with...

Products: Materials
Heavy-Duty Enclosures

Bud Industries, Cleveland, OH, has introduced a series of heavy-duty plastic enclosures that are designed to provide flexibility in installing printed circuit boards and other...

White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
Accelerate Automation: NSK Compact FA Ball Screws

NSK’s space-saving, ready-to-install Compact FA ball screws are the ideal solution for high speed, low noise linear positioning for precision-critical applications. The Compact FA series...

White Papers: Medical
Demystifying Ball Spline Specs

Why isn’t identifying the right ball spline for an application straightforward and easy? Demystify the semantic differences in the literature and it will, at least, be easier. We’ll do this by discussing...

Products: Medical
Surgical Motors

Portescap, Morristown, NJ, offers surgical motors that are designed to withstand 3,000+ autoclave cycles. The motors and controllers include the CNT1530...

Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
Medical Robotics - April 2022

Novel biosensors set to revolutionize brain-controlled robotics...micro-robots propelled by air bubbles...a smart artificial hand...major advances in exoskeleton technology. These are just a few of the medical...

White Papers: Motion Control
How To Substantially Reduce Encoder Cost While Gaining Functionality With Multi-Turn Rotary Position Sensors

New Technology Will Reduce Encoder Costs and Improve Performance. Rotation counters are required for many applications to count...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Open Aperture Voice Coil Stages

Designed for closed loop servo operation, a series of open aperture voice coil stages from Moticont, Van Nuys, CA, include a standard integral quadrature optical...

Products: Materials
Linear stepper stages, tubing, Bluetooth modules, and more.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Winners will be announced in Medical Design Briefs and here on MedicalDesignBriefs.com.
Products: Imaging
Power entry modules, application processors, proximity testing services, and more.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Medical-grade power adapters, fume hoods, image sensors, and more.
Special Reports: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Medical Robotics - September 2021

Self-propelled nanobots that deliver drugs inside the human body...novel sensors that improve the safety and precision of industrial robots...a dynamic hydrogel material that makes building soft robotic...

Products: Motion Control
A smart function kit, thermoelectric coolers, positioning stages, and more.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Touchless switches, biocompatible adhesives, 3D-printing materials, and more.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Reference design kits, smart textiles, thermoplastic elastomers, and more.
Technology Leaders: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
See how ground ball screws are becoming a preferred choice for precise linear motion.
Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers
Medical pipettes, syringes, and mesotherapy devices often move loads linearly instead of rotationally.
Products: Medical
Allied Motion has released a new guide to its custom motion control solutions for advanced medical robotics applications.
Applications: Motion Control
See how robots are helping to treat cardiac arrhythmias.
Supplements: Packaging & Sterilization
Our 2021 Resource Guide shows you the top manufacturers in materials, manufacturing, and a range of other medical-device categories.

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John Chandler on Achieving Quality Motion Control

FAULHABER MICROMO brings together the highest quality motion technologies and value-added services, together with global engineering, sourcing, and manufacturing, to deliver top quality micro motion solutions. With 34 years’ experience, John Chandler injects a key engineering perspective into all new projects and enjoys working closely with OEM customers to bring exciting new technologies to market.

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Rapid Precision Prototyping Program Speeds Medtech Product Development

Rapid prototyping technologies play an important role in supporting new product development (NPD) by companies that are working to bring novel and innovative products to market. But in advanced industries where products often make use of multiple technologies, and where meeting a part’s exacting tolerances is essential, speed without precision is rarely enough. In such advanced manufacturing—including the medical device and surgical robotics industries — the ability to produce high-precision prototypes early in the development cycle can be critical for meeting design expectations and bringing finished products to market efficiently.

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